Selected Work

The Sunk-Cost Fallacy, 2012 Ballpoint ink on 3 ply Bristol
33 x 23 x 2 in. (83.8 x 58.4 x 5.1 cm) BJ9379

The Law of the Instrument, 2012 Ballpoint ink and ink on 2 ply Bristrol
26 3/4 x 21 3/4 x 1 1/2 in. (68 x 55.2 x 3.8 cm) BJ8994

The Waterfall Effect, 2011 Ballpoint ink on 2 ply bristol
19 1/2 x 16 5/8 in. (49.5 x 42.2 cm) BJ8993

Study for Regression Towards the Mean, 2013 Ballpoint ink on metallic foil paper
13 1/2 x 11 1/4 x 1 1/2 in. (34.3 x 28.6 x 3.8 cm) BJ8998

The Base Rate Fallacy, 2014 Ballpoint ink on metallic foil paper
43 3/4 x 35 3/4 x 2 in. (111.1 x 90.8 x 5.1 cm) BJ9086

The Enumeration of Favorable Circumstances, 2015
Ballpoint ink on metallic foil paper
30 x 25 x 2 in. (76.2 x 63.5 x 5.1 cm) BJ9380

The Curse of Knowledge, 2012-2013 Crayola cayon and incisions on Dieu Donne paper
42 1/2 x 32 1/2 x 2 in. (108 x 82.5 x 5.1 cm) BJ8589

The Invisible Gorilla Test, 2012
Pencil and incisions on 2 ply Bristol
26 1/2 x 21 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. (67.3 x 54.6 x 3.8 cm) BJ9382

The Default Network Theory, 2015
Incised acrylic, cherry wood
34 1/2 x 30 x 3 in. (87.6 x 76.2 x 7.6 cm)
BJ9403

The Hard-Easy Effect, 2015
Incised acrylic, cherry wood
13 1/4 x 12 x 2 in. (33.7 x 30.5 x 5.1 cm)
BJ9404

The Clustering Illusion, 2013 Ballpoint ink on 3 ply Bristol
20 1/2 x 20 x 1 1/2 in. (52.1 x 50.8 x 3.8 cm) BJ8996

The Effects of Expertise, 2014 Ballpoint ink on 3 ply Bristol
13 1/2 x 16 3/4 x 1 1/2 in. (34.3 x 42.5 x 3.8 cm) BJ9374

The Binding Problem, 2015 Ballpoint ink on 3 ply Bristol
27 1/4 x 34 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. (69.2 x 87.6 x 3.8 cm) BJ9349

The Mere Exposure Effect, 2015
Gelly Roll ink on black Strathmore paper 11 1/2 x 14 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. (29.2 x 36.8 x 3.8 cm) BJ9377

The Hedge Against Uncertainty, 2015 Gelly Roll ink on black Strathmore paper 31 1/2 x 33 x 2 in. (80 x 83.8 x 5.1 cm) BJ9383

The Change Blindness Effect, 2015 Ballpoint ink on 3 ply Bristol
13 1/2 x 12 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. (34.3 x 31.8 x 3.8 cm) BJ9372

The Computer Red Cross Experiment, 2013 Ballpoint ink on 3 ply Bristol
16 1/4 x 10 3/4 x 1 1/2 in. (41.3 x 27.3 x 3.8 cm) BJ9373

Selective Perception, 2013
Ballpoint ink on 3 ply bristol paper
8 1/2 x 11 inches
BJ8999

Kunstformen Der Nature (Early Nanomachines), 2010
ballpoint pen on paper
29 1/2 X 18 1/2 inches
BJ7050

Starchitects, 2009-2010
ballpoint pen on 2ply Bristol
40 X 30 inches
BJ6936

Unrequited Love, 2003-2005
ballpoint pen on paper
24 X 36 inches

Urbs Aeterna, 2009
ballpoint pen on paper
8 1/2 X 11 inches
BJ6857

Rose I, 2008
ballpoint pen on vellum
6 7/8 X 6 7/8 inches

The Metamorphosis of Narcissus, 2008
ballpoint pen on paper
20 X 25 inches

Qualb tenah Maksour, 2006-2007
ballpoint pen on paper
16 1/2 X 23 inches

The Ambassadors, 2008
ballpoint pen on paper
30 X 40 inches

Biography

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Butt Johnson



Education

  • 2001 BFA, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2016 Butt Johnson: Quaint Abstractions, CRG Gallery, NY
  • 2011 Butt Johnson: The Name of the Rose, CRG Gallery, NY

Two Person Exhibitions

  • 2007 Butt Johnson – Ori Gersht, Armory Show, New York, NY

Group Exhibitions

  • 2016 Victory Garden, Planthouse, New York, NY
  • Inaugural exhibition, Romeo Gallery, New York, NY
  • Drawing, Kerry Schuss Gallery, New York, NY
  • We Are Not Things, curated by Hannah Whitaker, Invisible Exports, New York
  • 2015Halftone, Planthouse Gallery, NYC
  • 2014NOW-ISM: Abstraction Today, Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH
  • Dürer, Rembrandt, Tiepolo, Master Prints Collection from the Grand Rapids Art Museum, Museum of Biblical Art, New York, NY
  • 16 x 20″ Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
  • 2013DECENTER NY/DC: An Exhibition on the Centenary of the 1913 Armory Show, Luther W. Brady Art Gallery, George Washington University, DC
  • Come Together: Surving Sandy, Year 1, Industry City, NY
  • Draw Gym, 247365 & KnowMoreGames, Brooklyn, NY
  • Revisioning History: Works on paper, Senior & Shopmaker Gallery, New York, NY
  • August a Haze Amniotic, Our Dream Aether & Lens of Distance, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
  • Booth 548, CRG Gallery, New York, NY
  • Decenter: An Exhibition on the Centenary of the 1913 Armory Show, Curated by Andrianna Campbell and Daniel S. Palmer, Abrons Art Center, New York, NY
  • 2012 East West Shift to the Middle Part II, Bill Brady KC, Kansas City, MO
  • Cryptograph: An Exhibition for Alan Turing, Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS
    Big Reality, curated by Brian Droitcour, 319 Scholes, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2011 Domestic Goods curated by Ryan Wallace, Eric Fireston Gallery, Easthampton, NY
  • Cover Version LP, BAM, New York, NY
  • The Spectacular of Vernacular, The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • 2010 Contemporary Prints, CRG Gallery, New York, NY
  • The Language of Flowers, CRG Gallery, New York, NY
  • Forth Estate: New Editions, The Re: Institute, Millerton, NY
  • New New York Publishers, Frans Masereel Center, Kasterlee, BELGIUM
  • “RECENT EDITIONS: A printmaking exhibition from NYC publishers Forth Estate and Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop”, Sharon Arts Exhibition Gallery, NH
  • FORTH ESTATE EDITIONS: Recent Works, “In the Viewing Room” at Frederieke Taylor Gallery, NY
  • 2009 Forth Estate Editions, Fourteen 30 Contemporary, Portland, Oregon
  • Forth Estate Editions, Rhode Island School of Design Memorial Hall Gallery, RI
  • Pulp Fictions – Papierarbeiten, Ferenbalm-Gurbrü Station, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Infinity, Scion Space, Los Angeles, CA
  • Flower Power, Herter Art Gallery, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA
  • Slam Dunk – Space 15 Twenty, LA, CA
  • Subverted Genres – Sue Scott Gallery, New York, NY
  • Boston Printmakers 2009 North American Print Biennial, 808 Gallery, Boston, MA
  • 2008 Kick Out The Jams, The Luggage Store, San Francisco, CA
  • IPCNY new Prints/Summer, IPCNY, New York, NY
  • Hot and Cold, Luggage Store Gallery, San Fransico, CA
  • Upstairs Gallery, Berlin, Germany
  • Art Basel Miami Beach, CRG Gallery, Miami, FL
  • 2007 Frieze Art Fair 2007, CRG Gallery, London, England
  • Schietern, Landesgalerie Linz, Linz, Austria
  • Pulp Dream, 33 Bond Gallery, New York, NY
  • Paper Trails – New Adventures in Drawing, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2006 Metaphysics of Youth, Fuoriuso, Pescara, Italy
  • 2005 Greater Brooklyn, CRG Gallery, NY
  • Framed, V1 gallery + turbine hallerne, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2004 Multiples, Klaus von Nichtssagend, New york, NY

Bibliography

  • 2016 Morse, Trent, Ballpoint Art, Laurence King Publishers, August 2016
  • Bergman, Jeff,  Butt Johnson, AtlasArtNews:.com , February 19, 2016
  • Scott Indrisek, “5 Must-See Gallery Shows in New York”, Blouin Art Info, February 16th 2016
  • Maria Calandra, “Butt Johnson”, www.pencilinthestudio.com, February 12th, 2016
  • 2013 Smith, Roberta, “Brian Belott: ‘Draw Gym’”, The New York Times, September, 2013
  • 2011 Wilson, Michael, “Butt Johnson: CRG Gallery”, ARTFORUM, March, 2011
  • Fusaro, Joe, “Blue”, Art21Blog, February 16th, 2011
  • Plunkett, Luke “These Video Games Are Now Art” Kotaku.com, February 13th, 2011
  • Bilsborough, Michael, “The Name of Heroes:, SVA Blog, February 4th, 2011
  • Wells, Nicholas, “Butt Johnson: The Name of the Rose”, City Arts New York, February 8th, 2011
  • Adler, Alex, “Butt Johnson ‘The Name of the Rose’ at CRG Gallery”, February 7th, 2011
  • Johnson, Ken, “Butt Johnson: The Name of the Rose”, The New York Times, February 4th, 2011
  • Arak, Joey, “Starchitecture Art in Chelsea” Curbed NY, February 2nd, 2011
  • Davis, Ben, Editor’s Picks, ARTINFO, February 2nd, 2011
  • Rifkin, Mark, “TWI-NY Talk: Butt Johnson”, February 2nd, 2011
  • Critic’s Pick, Time Out New York, January 2011
  • Abbe, Mary, Art from the Heart, Minneapolis Star-Tribune
  • Rosenberg, Meredith, “Butt Johnson: The Name of the Rose”, Escape Into Life, January, 2011
  • 2010 Art in America, Decoding Images
  • Butt Johnson interviews Nicole Eisenman, Rereveal, August 2010
  • Cuttler, David Kennedy, Butt Johnson Gets Grilled, Rereveal, April 2010
  • 2009 Vineberg, Dave, Meticulous Art from Silverpoint to Ballpoint, Madamepickwick.com, July 27th, 2009
  • 2008 Harmanci, Reyhan, ZEALOUS ZINE, SF Gate, May 5, 2008
  • Hinrichsen, Jens, KUNST Stücke, Der Tagesspiegel, February 16, 2008
  • 2007 Heath, Stuart, Butt Johnson, Giornale Nuovo, July 26, 2007
  • Pavan, Carlos, Butt johnson Forever, Nuyorker.com, March 27, 2007
  • Risch, Conor, Butt Johnson: Modern Master, Cool’eh, March 20th, 2007
  • Greenblatt, David, Butt johnson’s Slam Dunk, Art&Sex&Music, March 13, 2007
  • ZImmerman, Aaron NYart fair round up, crowndozen.com March 10, 2007
  • Wagner, James, Butt Johnson at CRG (Armory), jameswagner.com, March 5, 2007
  • 2005 Smith, Roberta, Art Review; Greater Brooklyn, New York Times, July 8th
  • Swingset, Issue No. 6
  • 2004 Swingset, Issue No. 3

Public Collections

  • Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
  • Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS
  • RISD Museum, Providence Rhode Island
  • NY Public Library
  • Boston Public Library

Awards

  • 2010 Pollock-Krasner Fellowship recipient

Butt Johnson currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Press

2016
2013
The New York Times September 27, 2013
2011
ARTFORUM March 01, 2011
Kotaku February 13, 2011
The Drawing Center February 07, 2011